Jesse Goolsby is the author of the novel I'D WALK WITH MY FRIENDS IF I COULD FIND THEM and collection ACCELERATION HOURS. His fiction and essays have appeared widely, including Narrative, Salon, Kenyon Review, Epoch, The Literary Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, TriQuarterly, and the Best American series. He is the recipient of the Richard Bausch Fiction Prize, the John Gardner Memorial Award in Fiction, and a Holland & Knight Distinguished Fellowship from the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts. Goolsby was raised in Chester, California, and now lives in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Awards and Recognition
- John Gardner Memorial Award in Fiction
- Richard Bausch Fiction Prize
- Florida Book Award
- Holland & Knight Fellow - Hambidge Center for Creative Art & Science
- Walter E. Dakin Fellow - Suwanee Writers Conference